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Tech Recruitment - Optimism and Concerns

Optimism among tech employees remains high with 77% saying they feel confident in the state of the UK tech industry.

This figure was revealed in the 2022 Confidence Index published by CWJobs.  The report is based on research carried out from over 1,000 tech workers and over 500 IT decision makers across the public and private sector in May 2022.

Now is the Time to Partner with a Top IT Recruiter

Approaching 34 years in IT recruitment at Richard Wheeler Associates, such longevity has been built on extreme quality twinned with a focus on offering employers tailored recruitment solutions to complement what you already do. Adding the power of considerable in-house SEO investment (YES we will attract new names to your hiring project) together with a client focus on quality that aims for ‘an offer for every two CVs shortlisted’.

New UK Work Visa Open to World’s Top Graduates

Graduates from the top 50 non-UK universities can apply to come to the UK through a new visa scheme.

The Government hopes its “high potential individual” route, which launches on Monday May 30, will attract the “brightest and best”, at the beginning of their careers, to come and work in the UK.

The visa will allow eligible individuals to come to the UK without a prior job offer, and dependants will be allowed to accompany them.

Successful applicants with a Bachelor’s or Masters will be given a two-year work visa, while PhD-holders can apply for a three-year visa.

Multinationals: Working with a Specialist Technology Recruiter

Global technology companies including Avaya, McAfee Corp, BT Group Plc, Sophos Group Plc, amongst others, partner with Richard Wheeler Associates on specialist hiring projects that complement their main hiring practices. 

Employing thousands of people (nearly 1M at BT) across different continents and time zones, often with headquarters or key decision makers located in the US - why do these multinational tech giants choose to partner with a specialist tech recruiter?

IoT - Device Security and Data Privacy

The Internet of Things is connecting more devices every day.  Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US released a report which found that 25 billion objects are already connected online worldwide, gathering information using sensors and communicating with each other over the internet.

This number is growing quickly. Yet the FTC warned that as manufacturers work to make communication between smart devices more seamless, privacy and security could become a serious consumer concern. The sheer amount of data that IoT devices can generate is staggering.

M4 Corridor Digital Tech Clusters Lead The Way Outside London

Tech Nation has identified 30 major tech clusters in the UK with the Reading and Bracknell cluster named as the largest cluster of digital businesses outside London.

The Reading tech cluster is one of many on the M4 corridor, which stretches from Heathrow to Bath and Bristol – passing through Slough, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Reading, Newbury and Swindon.

It is home to a large number of high tech companies has one of the largest digital tech workforces and some of the highest salaries in the country. 

Rock-Star Software Engineers: Worth Their Weight in Gold?

Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has described his hiring rules as following the ‘rock-star principle’: paying a significantly higher salary to hire one rock-star software engineer, than hiring 10 less outstanding engineers.

Hastings says: “In the first few years of Netflix, we were growing fast and needed to hire more software engineers. With my new understanding that high talent density would be the engine of our success, we focused on finding the top performers in the market.

Increase Your Hiring Success - Employee Value Proposition

Pitching your tech start-up to the exceptionally high calibre Software Developers and wider IT talent you’re keen to onboard requires a whole raft of elements. Here we discuss several of these.

The Employee Value Proposition is an important element in an employer’s overall recruitment and retention strategy and involves learning what your current employees enjoy about your company and what candidates want in their ideal workplace.